Since the Dummy Mix they recorded for us way back in 2010, Rainbow Arabia have released an album, added a member, written another album and got it ready for release later this month. Which is pretty good, all things considered. New album ‘FM Sushi’ is due through Kompakt-distributed, LA-based experimental pop label Time No Place and manages to build a bridge between vintage sounds like kosmische, hi-NRG and gothic new wave and the clean, colourful, ultra-modern digital music that oddballs like Nguzunguzu and James Ferraro explore. It’s awesome, too.
We’re proud to be premiering Math Quiz from the new album, a dance punk song that, despite the odds, manages to turn thoroughly synthetic sounds (digital sax, new age flutes) into music with deep melancholy and emotion.